Our 2016 Student Evaluations Report is Up Online!

Our 2016 Student Evaluations Report is Up Online!

Our MSW intern Elizabeth just finished our 2016 Report of student evaluations. Check it out here, and let us know what you think in the comments! ‘In the last four years, I have made tremendous changes in my walk in life because I am more balanced mentally,...
BIG Inspiration from students like Marriam

BIG Inspiration from students like Marriam

“I’m free on the inside. Now I want to be an instrument to share this with others.” GiveBIG to support Marriam and students like her! Schedule your GiveBIG gift now and help us reach our $5K goal! Did you know that Marriam is one of 5 women who just...
April Update from our Program Director, Jess

April Update from our Program Director, Jess

How do I even begin to describe last week’s events? I am teeming all at once with heartache, gratitude, and hope. On Tuesday, I attended the graduation for 5 women who just completed our teacher training behind bars, on Wednesday I taught the first Yoga Behind...
YBB’s Quarterly Reading List: March 2017

YBB’s Quarterly Reading List: March 2017

Here’s what we’re reading (and listening to) this month in the office! How Trauma Lodges in the Body, an interview with Bessel van der Kolk, from On Being with Krista Tippett The Need for a Trauma-Informed Approach to Female Incarceration by Vivian Nixon...
Report Back: February Cultural Appropriation workshop

Report Back: February Cultural Appropriation workshop

Hosted by Yoga Behind Bars at Youngstown Cultural Center, February 15th, 2017 Caucus Facilitators: Teresa Wang, Nari Baker, RW Alves, Ellie Lipton, Ann Luetzow Thank you to all who attended the Cultural Appropriation Conversation, the first event of its kind that YBB...
Rest in Peace and Power, Michael

Rest in Peace and Power, Michael <3

Today we discovered that Michael, a trainee from our first cohort of Teacher Trainings Behind Bars, passed away. Michael was a beautiful human in his 60s who wanted to provide trauma-informed yoga to his peers at Monroe. He was a quiet soul whose input to our training...